JoAnne Coutlee – Kindergarten teacher

  • St. Michael School teacher: 19 years
  • Previously: Physical Education teacher, Taught grades 3 & 5
  • Colleges attended: Springfield College – BS in Community Leadership and Development; Montana – BS in Education Pre-K-6, and in PE Pre – K – HS; Keuka College – MA Childhood Education.

I traveled with my husband all over the world as he was in the Air force. I lived overseas in Turkey and Italy for two years at each place. I have two grown children and a wonderful husband named Jeff. I teach Zumba Fitness three times weekly and am passionate about singing. I belong to the Seneca Soundwaves Chorus.

Kindergarten News

Saint Michael School
Classroom Times
Kindergarten News
Sunday, February 11, 2018
JoAnne Coutlee

New News:
Joey will be our reader/prayer leader on Friday 2/16.

Thanks to those who supported our young authors and were able to attend the author’s celebration on Friday 2/9. I know the weather was kind of tricky that
afternoon.

A special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Tosto, Mrs. Merwarth, and Mrs. Koek. I had
to go out for dismissal duties on Friday and when I returned to the classroom I
found it completely put back to normal after the authors celebration. I hope I
didn’t miss anyone who lent a hand.

Tuesday 2/13 is the 100 th day of school. Please send in your child’s project. In the
afternoon we will celebrate Valentine’s Day. It will be a split party because of our
schedule. From 1:15 -1:50 we will decorate and eat Valentine cookies. We will play a couple of games if time allows. From 1:50-2:30 the children have PE. From 2:30- 2:55 we will exchange Valentine cards. Feel free to join us for any of the
100 th Day or Valentine activities.

Wed. 2/14 – We will go to church at 9:30 to receive ashes for the start of Lent.

Thursday 2/15 – Please return school library books.

Sat. 2/17 winter recess starts. I know many families are traveling. Be safe!!

Curriculum Update:
Religion – Learning about the season of Lent and the meaning of Easter.

ELA – The children finished researching an animal and writing three facts about it.
They will begin inputting their facts into the computer on Google Doc on Wed. They will begin learning about writing a topic sentence. The students will be making cards for Senor Brown who is out for a month. We will also make Valentine cards for our Saint Marks Terrace friends. We are beginning a new story this week called A Bed for Winter.

The new sight words for the week – eat, one, they. We will be introduced to the letter S this week.

Math – We are studying geometric solids and position words such as above,
below, next to, beside etc.

Science – living/non-living including info on the human and frog life cycles

Social Studies – We will be learning about Abe Lincoln and George Washington.

Helpers this Week:
On Monday 2/12 from 9-12 Mrs. Stork
On Tuesday 2/13 no helper
On Wed. 2/14 from 9-11:30 Mrs. Webber
On Thursday 2/15 from 9-12 Mrs. Merwarth
On Friday 2/16 from 9-12 Mrs. Tosto